What is Random Vocabulary Flash Fiction (RVFF)? I blindly select a vocabulary word from Word Smart, and write a flash fiction story using that word. Flash fiction basically means it's short - you can read it in a flash. Click here to read my rules.
Today's word: Hackneyed (HAK need) - 1. overused 2. trite 3. stale / I used definition #2 for this story
“I think there’s somethin’ wrong with my eyes ‘cuz I can’t take them off you.”
Harriett cringed at the drunken man’s hackneyed greeting. “ I’m married.”
“Me, too. Jus’ not when I’m on the road - know what I mean?” The man grinned and caressed her arm.
She yanked her arm away and peered around the hotel lobby. “I’m not interested!” She returned to her reading.
“What’re ya readin’?”
Harriett held her book up.
“Uh… hell, my eyes ain’t that good. What…”
“Oh! You a Christian?”
“Me, too. Jus’ not when I’m on the road – know what I mean?” The man howled. “Let’s have some fun – jus’ for one night?”
Harriett shook her head.
The man cursed and stumbled toward the hotel bar.
Harriett watched him approach another woman.
“Hi, beautiful,” he touched the woman's arm. “Did ya get that bruise when ya fell from Heaven?”
Word count = 149